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Windows 7: Welcoming myself to 21st century computing.

29 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Welcoming myself to 21st century computing.

I finally got my new computer, finally moving away from my old Athlon XP computer, now the dilemma, that should I do with the ol' system that has served me true despite it's age?
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29 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Keep it and use it as a test machine.
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29 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I agree. I kept my old machine, and now my dad uses it in his bedroom so he can watch online cricket through the TV. Anyway, just keep it. You never know when you might need it.
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29 Jun 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Emergency backup PC

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29 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Definitely keep it, you might even be able to use it as a server.

Secondhand computers are not worth a lot, you'd have trouble selling it and then you've got the problem of securely erasing or destroying the hard drive when it goes. Sod's law says your new computer will go walkabout when you get rid of the old one.

If you're adamant it's got to go, there's charities and organisations looking after disadvantaged people who probably would be glad of it.
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29 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Mod the hell out of it.
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29 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I like the idea of using it as a server and such, but the thing runs hot, it's idle temp is 46C.
And how do I make it a sever? do I plug it in and run an Ethernet cable between my new one and old one?

And modding sounds like fun.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You could try a Windows Eight leaked build on it or a Linux distro. Also, as others have mentioned, it's handy to have a backup. If your new machine won't boot you can still get on here for advice and help.
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29 Jun 2011   #9

 

send it to me :P
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29 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

It's best purpose would most likely be a backup and to hold files on. It is an old system, and even though I somehow got Windows 8 7955 to work on it, I don't think any newer OS's should be put on it. It's Specs are:

AMD Athlon XP 2400+ (2.00 GHz)
1GB DDR Ram @166Mhz
Nvidia GeForce 6200 (128MB) AGP x8
149GB and 488GB PATA Hard Drives, both Western Digital
Soyo SY-K7VME Motherboard

So I think it's best purpose would be a Windows XP backup system and file holder.
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